ometimes, epic match-ups with huge build-ups between arch rivals don’t live up to the hype. Friday’s much-anticipated, high-powered WCAC clash between #1 Good Counsel and #3 DeMatha was NOT one of those times.
Both teams, each loaded with highly ranked players going to big time college programs, put on a show that may have produced the region’s high school football game of the year – at least so far.
Good Counsel (6-1) prevailed in dramatic fashion beating their rivals DeMatha (6-1) 35-28 in overtime in Olney.
On fourth down from the Good Counsel 6 yard line, DeMatha quarterback Denzel Gardner rolled right, spun away from pressure then threw into traffic. Judah Jenkins picked off the pass that sealed the victory for the Falcons (6-1) sparking a spirited celebration on the field.
Good Counsel head coach Andy Stefanelli told MCM, “This one ranks right up there. This is a huge rivalry game for us and that’s a really, really good team so to win this game in that fashion, to come back the way we did when it looked like it was pretty ugly there with a minute left, I’m super proud of this team.”